The second-ranked Odisha Pumas will be facing off against the third-ranked Odisha Lions in the first match of the Thursday’s doubleheader in the MGM Odisha T20 cricket league. This is the second encounter between the two sides, Lions defeated Pumas in the first match by 10 wickets.
ODL vs OPU MGM Odisha T20 Match 23 Details:
In the 23rd match of the MGM Odisha T20 League 2020-21, Odisha Jaguars and Odisha Pumas will lock horns against each other on 7th of January at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack.
The game is scheduled to begin at 3:30 AM IST and the live feed and commentary can be seen on FanCode.
ODL vs OPU MGM Odisha T20 Match 23 Preview:
Odisha Pumas are currently standing on the 2nd spot on the points table, with only three matches left in the league phase, they will like to gather a win or two to qualify in the top two. They currently have 5 wins from 7 matches, and would also like to take the revenge of the defeat against the Lions.
Odisha Lions, on the other hands, are at the third spot on the points table, they have won 3 matches in 7 games and are tied with two other teams for the same amount of wins, every game from here on is crucial for them for the qualification. They have the confidence of beating the Pumas once and would like to repeat the same.
ODL vs OPU MGM Odisha T20 Match 23 Weather Report:
The weather seems have gotten over the last few days, the sky is once again forecasted be clear and sunny throughout the day and the temperature is to be expected around 32-35°C on the match day, the game will proceed without any interruption.
ODL vs OPU MGM Odisha T20 Match 23 Pitch Report:
The pitches at Barabati cricket stadium Cuttack are supporting the bowlers heavily while the batsmen are struggling to score runs and bowlers have been getting wickets regularly. Teams that have a good bowling attack are thriving on these pitches.
Average 1st innings score:
Record of chasing teams:
60% of the matches have been won by the team batting first here in recent 5 matches.
ODL vs OPU MGM Odisha T20 Match 23 Injury Update:
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ODL vs OPU MGM Odisha T20 Match 23 Probable XIs:
Odisha Lions: Sujit Skhetra Lenka, Bikash Rout, Swastik Samal, Subhrajyoti Mishra, Saroj Panda, Rakesh Pattanaik, Deepak Behera, Biswabhusan Bihari, Chinmay Sahoo, Nauttam Bhanja, Abhisek Giri.
Bench: Ajay Goura, Durgaprasad Behera, Anshuman Tripathy.
Odisha Pumas: Kameshwar Barik, Soubhagya Mohanty, Abhinash Nayak, Sandeep Patnaik, Prashantha Rana, Pratik Anurag Das, Jitendra Thapa, Dhiraj Singh, Debashis Makakud, Badal Nishad, Tukuna Sahoo.
Bench: Purnachandra Majhi, Aravinda Singh, Illu Gochhayat, Prayash K Singh.
ODL vs OPU Top Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team:
Tukuna Sahoo is the batting all-rounder for the Pumas, he has a total of 210 runs in this tournament so far along with two half-centuries, in the last match he didn’t get to bat but took 2 wickets with the bowl.
Deepak Behera is the bowling all-rounder for the Lions, in the last 2 innings itself he has 7 wickets to his name and with that he also has 40 odd runs, in the entire league though he is amongst the top 3 wicket-taker and has been very consistent with the fantasy points.
Prasanta Rana is the Puma bowling all-rounder, he has been taking a wicket in almost every match and has also put up some decent batting performances as well.
Rakesh Pattanaik is from the Lions team, he is their batting all-rounder and is one of the must-pick for every fantasy manager, he has been providing a decent amount of fantasy points every match.
ODL vs OPU MGM Odisha T20 Match 23 Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – Tukuna Sahoo, Deepak Behera
Vice-Captain – Prasanta Rana, Rakesh Pattanaik.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for ODL vs OPU Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Keeper – Sujit Skhetra Lenka
Batsmen – Bikash Rout, Sandeep Patnaik, Prasantha Rana
All-rounders – Prayash Singh, Rakesh Pattanaik, Deepak Behera (vc)
Bowlers – Tukuna Sahoo (c), Dhiraj Singh, Nauttam Bhanja, Sibhasish Sahoo
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for ODL vs OPU Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Keeper – Soubhagya Mohanty
Batsmen – Sandeep Patnaik, Prasantha Rana, Swastik Samal
All-rounders – Prayash Singh, Rakesh Pattanaik (c), Deepak Behera
Bowlers – Tukuna Sahoo, Dhiraj Singh, Nauttam Bhanja, Sibhasish Sahoo (vc)
ODL vs OPU MGM Odisha T20 Match 23 Expert Advice:
After analyzing the pitch condition and its behaviour, it will be a wise decision to add more all-rounders and bowlers in your fantasy teams than the batsmen as the pitches have become old and are favouring the bowlers.
ODL vs OPU MGM Odisha T20 Match 23 Probable Winners:
Odisha Pumas are a much stronger side than the Lions, they have a good bowling attack and a decent batting order as well and hence are expected to win this contest.